The Ely Centre

The Ely Centre

60 Forthill Street
BT74 6AJ
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Mr Lee McDowell

Opening Hours

  • Monday           9:30-17:00
  • Tuesday          9:30-17;00
  • Wednesday     9;30-17;00
  • Thursday         9:30-17:00
  • Friday              9:30-14;00

The Ely Centre is a charity specialising in the provision of multi-disciplinary support services for civilians, security force personnel and their families, who have experienced bereavement and injury as a result of the “Troubles in Fermanagh and Tyrone

The Ely Centre is committed to serving innocent victims and survivors, ex service personnel, their families and carers by providing evidenced based treatment, prevention and support services that address issues of declining psychological, physical health, social and financial difficulties arising as a result of terrorism.

Our Aims

The Ely Centre aim to provide support for those families and individuals who have suffered and continue to live with the effects of terrorism, through the provision of evidenced based therapeutic and psychological assistance to help rebuild victims’ lives and offer support to their families.

The Ely Centre aim to advance the education of the wider community in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and elsewhere in the effects of the troubles and especially the effects of terrorism on victims, their children and the impact of trans generational trauma. 

The Ely Centre aim to provide every Individual with a tailored approach to treatment taking into consideration each person’s individual needs and goals, delivered by a practitioner  deemed to have the most suitable experience and expertise for each client.

The Ely Centre aim to provide every Individual with the information required to help them feel informed and comfortable about our services, what services entail, what they might expect, the referral and treatment process and information regarding the team members.


Our History


The Ely Centre was formed by individuals and family members of the bereaved and injured of the 1987 Enniskillen Remembrance Day Bomb which claimed the lives of 12 innocent people and injured over 70 men, women and children.


Areas of Support


Mental Health and Well Being


Social Support


Personal and Professional Development


Truth, Justice and Acknowledgement


Youth and Trans (inter) generational Services


Our Services


    • Specialist Psychological Treatments CBT/CAT/EMDR


    • Individual and Group Counselling and Psychotherapy


    • Art, Music and Play Therapy


    • Couples and Family Therapy


    • Suicide Intervention/Alcohol and substance abuse training workshops and programmes


    • Complementary Therapy Treatments


    • Complementary Therapy Training Workshops


    • Casework preparation and Advocacy Support


    • Welfare and Benefits Advice, Support and Assistance


    • Respite Days and Residential


    • Adult and Youth Video Archiving and Storytelling Forums


    • Vocational/education/recreational training programmes to victims/carers and their families


    • Adult and Peer to Peer  Community Befriending Services

Legacy and Remembrance activities and programmes


Our Achievements


In September 2014, the Ely Centre received the honour of being the 1st Victims Support organisation from Northern Ireland invited to present on the needs of bereaved and injured of the troubles and legacy issues surrounding young people in Northern Ireland to the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels.


In 2014 Fermanagh District Council awarded the Ely Centre for our role in promoting and providing volunteer youth and adult befriending services to those isolated throughout the community of Fermanagh


In 2012 The Ely Centre received the award for the Best Innovative Project from the Community Relations Council for Northern Ireland for our Peace 3 Project aimed at improving the Social and emotional well-being for carers of victims and survivors


In 2012 The Ely Centre was awarded Second place  in the nationwide Best Youth Project in Northern Ireland for our Peace 3 funded ELOHIM project providing peace and reconciliation training, citizenship courses and personal development programmes to over 800 young persons throughout Fermanagh and South Tyrone


Our Publications


2011 The Role of Faith in Levels of Trauma amongst Victims and Survivors.


Research study assessing The Role of Faith and its impact on Levels of Trauma in 75 victims and survivors


2011 Co. Fermanagh Roll of Honour 4th UDR Battalion


2014 Co. Fermanagh Roll of Honour


2011The Flame Still Burns – Research study assessing levels of sectarianism in 150 young persons aged 11-16 in Co Fermanagh


2013 Coping with Terrorism  Excerpts from testimonies of 100 victims/survivors and security force personnel


2014 Feasibility Study into the Creation of A Permanent Memorial for the Victims of the Enniskillen Bomb


2012 Needs Analysis of 250 Victims and Survivors From Co Fermanagh


2013 NeedsAnalysis of 150  Victims and Survivors from South Tyrone & Upper Bann 

2014- Co Fermanagh Roll of Honour (Civilians and Military lost lives)

2015 - Co Tyrone Roll of Honour (Civilians and Military Lost Lives)




Media Productions


2013- The 25th Anniversary of the Enniskillen Remembrance Day Bomb


Recording of the 25th Cross Community 25th Anniversary service organised by the Ely Centre with the support of Fermanagh District Council, attended by Lord Lieutenant, Secretary of State, First Minster, Chairman of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, MPs, MLAs and representatives of the statutory sector


2013 The Impact of Terrorism


Exploring the impact and difficulty of dealing with terrorist atrocities told through the lives of victims and survivors of the Enniskillen Poppy Day Atrocity, Kingsmills Massacre, Darkley Massacre, Narrowwater Massacre and  Lord Mountbatton.

2014- Our Tribute - A Remembrance CD developed by 60 young people across Fermanagh to reflect and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Troubles.


2015- The Trouble with the Troubles


Youth Video project documenting the impact of the troubles on Family and Northern Irish life told through the stories of 50 young people aged between 11-25 years old.



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